Radiographic assessment

Academic Article


  • Class I medical evidence was previously reported on this topic. The current updated review identified additional Class I evidence supporting a Level I recommendation that in the awake, asymptomatic patient who is without neck pain or tenderness, is neurologically intact without an injury detracting from an accurate evaluation, and who is able to complete a functional range of motion examination, radiographic evaluation of the cervical spine is not recommended. The discontinuance of cervical immobilization in this patient population is recommended. © 2013 by the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.
  • Published In

  • Neurosurgery  Journal
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    Author List

  • Ryken TC; Hadley MN; Walters BC; Aarabi B; Dhall SS; Gelb DE; Hurlbert RJ; Rozzelle CJ; Theodore N
  • Start Page

  • 54
  • End Page

  • 72
  • Volume

  • 72
  • Issue

  • SUPPL.2